This Week in Milford

March 16, 2015

Maybe Bobby Is Evil…

March 16, 2015


I’ll give Bobby this: he is definitely putting his own spin on being a Milford Idiot. He sure ratcheted up pretty quickly from reluctant pill pusher to actively contemplating homicide (aviacide?) with what may perhaps be among the bluntest of all instruments.

Bonus Points: That is quite a dense burnrow that Kaz is sporting. It almost draws attention away from the fact that he clearly didn’t wear his ‘good’ pearl stud today.

January 8, 2015

Those Who Can’t, Manage (or Three Towels, You’re Out)

January 8, 2015


How far is it from Lewistown to Milford?  Well there’s more than one Lewistown but, recalling the girls played Mifflin County a week ago, I’m guessing it’s the one in Pennsylvania (and the boys are playing one of Mifflin County’s predecessor schools?). In any case, it’s gonna be a long walk home for Bobby when Kaz throws him off the bus.

What convoluted thinking compelled Bobby to bark out orders to a player on the court (the Jordanesque Kenny B)?  2 x (Kaz: “take a chill pill”) –> 2 x chill –> smooth jazz –> Kenny G –> Kenny B? Have we been introduced to Kenny B or Garry yet? Garry may be the #14 who was ready to slap Bobby on Tuesday. In any event I expect this latest transgression will cost Bobby his job. Then he can keep his detailed notes and stats from the stands where he belongs.

meta: That’s all I’ve got for today. It’s not easy to come up with something fresh and witty to snark on Rubin’s steady stream of obnoxious, know-it-all douchebags whose reach exceeds their grasp. Even the excitement of the football state championship arc had to be set up by two such in Jarrod Hale and Art Standish (three if you count the Valley Tech coach; I don’t). Would it be too much to ask for just one seasonal arc without a Jerk with a Heart of Gold?


January 7, 2015

You Had One Job

Filed under: basketball, Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz, Exploding Eyeball Syndrome — timbuys @ 8:51 am

January 7, 2015


So, as Billy pointed out in comments yesterday, Bobby may not be the swiftest of equipment managers. Although, to be fair, Rob noted that what Bobby was saying was good advice. Regardless, as just about everyone has pointed out, his people skills are continuing to get him closer and closer to a confrontation in record time. I am eager to see what happens tomorrow as Kaz’s exploding eyeball surely foreshadows excitement to come.

Do people still say ‘take a chill pill’? I have to imagine that I am somewhere around Kaz’s age if not a bit older and that one’s pretty dated. Maybe the kids these days have brought it back. Who can say? Surely, not I.

January 6, 2015

Straight Up Towel Boy

Filed under: basketball, Boredom in Milford, Coach Kaz, Milford Weirdos — timbuys @ 8:29 am

January 6, 2015


Unlike how some of the awful behavior on the part of previous male protagonists(?) in earlier plots was somewhat tolerated or glossed over by the other characters, poor Bobby is making more and more bad impressions at quite a rapid pace. I can’t wait to see the resulting violence when he tries to ‘coach’ noted rage-a-holic and all around creep Wynn Wiley. As it is, it doesn’t look like number 14 (Malik?) there would be all to eager to help keep the peace on behalf of his team manager.

January 5, 2015

We’re On It, Bobby

Filed under: actual action, basketball, Coach Kaz, freak hands, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 6:34 am


Did you see what just happened? Bobby Howry just repeated his annoying character trait, the sharing of unsolicited basketball advice. Leisl’s response was a request for a 1-on-1 and now Kaz is humoring Bobby to some extent. Gil’s reaction to Bobby has been reserved. It seems that Gil may still be considering how much free coaching work he can get out of Bobby while still maintaining the illusion that he is not enabling the emergence of Big Time Bobby, Winter D-Bag.

December 26, 2014

Snow in the net? Check.

Filed under: Bad Jokes, basketball, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp, lame jokes — robmize2013 @ 4:02 pm

Gil Thorp


Hope everyone had a a merry Christmas because its back to a new season of hoops, and the glow of the football title hasnt quite ended. So we’re developing a new character that doesnt even play, and I’m just not getting a warm and fuzzy feeling about this nerdy dude.  A battery-operated microphone?? I remember years ago a product called Mr. Microphone that needed batteries, but dont they run on the same feed that powers the scoreboard these days? As in – electricity? Oh yeah, this is Milford. Different season, same old equipment. Bobby better have a good broom to knock the snow out of that net when someone scores.


December 23, 2014

Things I Don’t Need To See First Thing In The Morning

December 23, 2014


Due to holiday related activities, posts for today and tomorrow were going to be brief anyway.* However, now that I’ve seen panel one, I am going to shut my computer down and try to unsee what I have seen. Look, I am aware of all internet tradtions and I understand that Rule 34 is a real thing, but I am going to have to say ‘no thank you’ when it comes to graphic depictions of Kaz rubbing the trophy and talking about ‘good weird’. Sorry, guys and gals, but this is just a bridge too far.

* I’m not even sure why I feel somewhat obligated to make excuses about the brevity of my posts anymore…

[edited to add recycled art tag]

December 22, 2014

There’s Never Enough Bacon

Filed under: basketball, Coach Kaz, Gil Thorp — nedryerson @ 4:46 am


Maxwell Bacon (a name which has surely been used on the State Fair Pig Racing Circuit) shines in practice, but Gil and Kaz are underwhelmed by their overall roster. There is no size on this squad. Gil has already dismissed True Standish’s basketball overture. Will he rethink it? Will he chase Omari Troy down the hall and ask him to rethink his decision to back out of basketball? Those options sound like work (and also require that Gil relinquish the moral high ground). Tradition dictates that Gil will stand pat and wait for something random and improbable to either improve his squad or at least distract us from his pee wee squad’s dismal prospects (unless there is a basketball version of the Wing T).

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